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TOPIC: Share Your Tummy Tuck? Post your Before and After Pic

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October 2, 2012 6:50 AM
i'm 11 days post op and here is the link to my "blog" that has pre-op, 3 days post and 7 days post op pics....i probably wont take more until i get my freaking drain out - hopefully this week.....i'm still pretty swollen and draining fluid BUT i am soooo happy i did this for myself.....i will be even happier when the swelling goes down and i can wear real clothes and have my beautiful new tummy and can workout again.....

http://myjourneythistimeitsforlife.blogspot.com/
  618498
October 2, 2012 7:07 AM
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I was thinking about it 10 years ago after my 3rd child. My doctor told me she would only do it if I had my tubes tied, no more pregnancies after it. I couldn´t decide and today I am glad I didn´t do it then because now I have a fourth child.

Now I train really hard, my belly looks way better and it doesn´t really matter anymore.


My trainer said that if I eat right and weight train to take off the fat the skin will pull tight but it takes time. I'm hoping before I'm 40 I can have the tummy I fantasize about :D That said everyone needs to do what makes them happy so I'm not judging :)
October 2, 2012 8:05 AM
Bump...want to see this later
  7387946
October 2, 2012 9:23 AM
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I've just had a mini TT with a hernia repair, i'd had 4 previous tummy operations which left my tummy badly scared, hence the TT to make my tummy look better. After looking at all these amazing pictures, and you all look so good, i look at mine, I am only post op 20 days, I never had a drain in and my tummy is still swollen and if i press on one side of my tummy then it looks like a mexican wave all the way to the other side, I know its fluid as I can hear it, has anyone else had the same or similar experience? I do not see my surgeon till 12 weeks post op


I would definitely call your PS, there is a possibility you'll have to get that fluid drained. I'm really surprised they don't want to see you more often. I had a 2 day, 1 week, 2 week, 1 month, 3 month, and 6 month appts. I am going back for another one at 9 months.
  593173
October 2, 2012 9:52 AM
bump!
October 5, 2012 10:23 PM
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My trainer said that if I eat right and weight train to take off the fat the skin will pull tight but it takes time. I'm hoping before I'm 40 I can have the tummy I fantasize about :D That said everyone needs to do what makes them happy so I'm not judging :)


I have done ab exercises for months with no results. I am a size four and still have loose skin that hangs down. I ate right and exercised for many months before going to the doctor to see why I was having no results. That is when I learned that there is no hope without surgery. Two doctors told me that pregnancy has left my skin stretched beyond repair. I have two hernias and diastasis recti (torn ab muscles) all from stretching so big while pregnant. They actually told me to STOP all weight training and ab exercises because I am making it worse. Good luck to you with your shrinking skin. For some of us, surgery may be the ONLY answer.
Edited by Innerautumn On October 5, 2012 10:25 PM
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October 5, 2012 10:55 PM
What does bump mean?
October 6, 2012 8:07 AM
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What does bump mean?


"Bump" just bumps the post back on the message board so that it stays current.
  3406322
October 10, 2012 1:52 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I've just had a mini TT with a hernia repair, i'd had 4 previous tummy operations which left my tummy badly scared, hence the TT to make my tummy look better. After looking at all these amazing pictures, and you all look so good, i look at mine, I am only post op 20 days, I never had a drain in and my tummy is still swollen and if i press on one side of my tummy then it looks like a mexican wave all the way to the other side, I know its fluid as I can hear it, has anyone else had the same or similar experience? I do not see my surgeon till 12 weeks post op


I would definitely call your PS, there is a possibility you'll have to get that fluid drained. I'm really surprised they don't want to see you more often. I had a 2 day, 1 week, 2 week, 1 month, 3 month, and 6 month appts. I am going back for another one at 9 months.



I called my PS and have an appointment with him in 2 weeks time, hopefully find out whats going on,
  27889155
October 10, 2012 3:15 AM
You all look fabulous! I'm looking at losing roughly 100 pounds total, so perhaps surgery is in my future.

Thanks for sharing!
  23089265
October 15, 2012 8:18 AM
3wks post op comparison with pre op pics


http://myjourneythistimeitsforlife.blogspot.com/2012/10/3-wks-post-op-wpics.html
  618498
October 25, 2013 12:02 PM
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October 30, 2013 2:54 AM
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Wow! Look at the amazing shape you had underneath that skin! It looks awesome :)
Hope the pain's gone by now.
November 1, 2013 9:48 PM
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  28285582
November 2, 2013 11:37 AM
Had one 2 years ago and it is the best thing EVER!! :)
November 2, 2013 3:41 PM
Firstly I want to say that everyone's before and after photos at utterly incredible. There is such a huge difference in how your bodies look and I appreciate you all taking the time to post pictures and offer your experiences on the subject.

My husband and I have discussed me getting a TT and he is in full support of the idea. I have a good bit of weight to lose still, and I want to finish having children, but afterwards I see no reason not to have the sugery if diet and exercise haven't helped to slim my waistline. However, being obese on top of pregnancy and copious stretch marks makes me question whether I could do it on my own. I'm not sure if I would so a breast life or not, I suppose that also depends on how my body adjusts to the weightloss and future pregnancies.
  49185683
November 4, 2013 12:05 PM
Wow....I just wish it didn't have to hurt so much!
  51025349
November 6, 2013 7:36 AM
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November 6, 2013 7:43 AM
I'm all for making yourself comfortable in your own skin. One word of caution is to make sure you don't go the cheap route. Find a good surgeon and make sure you "get what you pay for." God Bless!!!
November 6, 2013 8:04 AM
I'm sure they get them, but have access to laser scar removal, herbal wraps, lippo, etc. The money really affords all these procedures. Also, most of them (most) have slim bodies and low body fat (due to diet and exercise--so I'm not taking away from their efforts) which helps with losing the weight.
November 17, 2013 12:52 PM
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March 6, 2014 8:07 PM
Hi there! I see that you would encourage working out to get rid of the extra skin.... I do not have enough info about her to tell you if this would work or not, but I will tell you about me. I was 150lbs. before I had my children (I am 5'9) so this was a decent weight for me. After having my kids, I breastfed and got down to 135 lbs (scary skinny with my collarbone sticking out)... but I still had extra skin hanging loose that wouldn't tighten up. So I gave up the diets and went back to 150 for a few years. Then I got into fitness and really got my body into fantastic shape. Definition, you could see my 8-pack only at the top. I was 142 of nothing but muscle, but my abs disappeared into my extra sin that would not go away. No matter what I did it was there. I decided a tummy tuck was the way to go, and am now 3 weeks post op. I am SO happy to finally have a flat belly. SO HAPPY! During my consultation the doctor was pretty amazed at what great shape I was in, and said that I would need a full tuck because of all the loose skin, but there was nothing at all to lipo, not even on my love handle area. I would recommend that your wife get into great shape, then get her tummy tuck if she needs it. Being in good shape really helps with the recovery, you see amazing results, and its really rewarding after working so hard on your body.
March 8, 2014 7:40 PM
Here are my before and after pics. I'm 3 years post op. Please bear with me. I'm not quite sure how to add my pic via photobucket.

Edited by ShellBell4281 On March 8, 2014 8:38 PM
March 8, 2014 8:01 PM
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I'm all for making yourself comfortable in your own skin. One word of caution is to make sure you don't go the cheap route. Find a good surgeon and make sure you "get what you pay for." God Bless!!!


That's not always true. I heard an ad on the radio for $4,800 tummy tucks. That's pretty cheap. I went into the office thinking that the surgeon would be a complete quack. I was so wrong. I was beyond impressed with him. He ended up doing an amazing job. Much better than many of my friends who paid double. Price should not dictate how good a surgeon is.
March 8, 2014 8:13 PM
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Here are my before and after pics. I'm 3 years post op. Please bear with me. I'm not quite sure how to add my pic via photobucket.

[URL=http://s747.photobucket.com/user/Shellbell4281/media/image_zpscce5726d.jpg.html][IMG]http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx113/Shellbell4281/image_zpscce5726d.jpg[/IMG][/URL]




Never mind. I've tried several times - no luck :(



You need to make the img codes lowercase. Amazing results!
Edited by I_Will_End_You On March 8, 2014 8:14 PM
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